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08-11-2017

Metro participates in the 17th Science Week with Open Doors

The activities will take place until 19 November with a view to publicizing the Company’s achievements in technology and innovation. The COMMIT centre, the Metro Central Command Post, the Information Technology Centre and the Canillejas facility are opened to the public. Guided visits are also organized to the Pacífico Engine Shed and Chamberí Station. The activities programmed by Metro Madrid are free

Metro Madrid is taking part in the 17th Science Week with a series of activities aimed at disseminating the Company’s work and achievements in the fields of science, technology and innovation, offering the public the chance of getting to know the research work carried out by Metro professionals.

Today, Wednesday, the centre of the stage on these Open Days is occupied by the COMMIT centre, located in the Cristalia business park. All the operating events in the Underground communications and facilities are handled from there. Another of the visits scheduled for this week is the one that will take place on Friday to the Metro Central Command Post, at Alto del Arenal Station. There, those in attendance will get to know the work of coordination of Underground rail traffic, besides such other aspects as monitoring the safety and correct distribution of electric power throughout the whole network.

Furthermore, on 14 November a visit is scheduled to the Information Technologies Centre (CTI) that Metro has at its Campo de las Naciones facilities. On 16 November, the Canillejas centre will accommodate two talks organized by the Cleaning and Environment Service and the Subdirectorate for Institutional Relations on sustainability and environmental management. In addition, a visit will be made to the Waste Treatment Handling (ATR) facility.

Additionally, on 13, 15 and 17 November various activities are programmed at the central workshops, the laboratory and the fire research station, as well as at the train and station simulators, all located at the Canillejas facility.

ENGINE SHED AND CHAMBERÍ STATION

The activities organized by Metro for this Science Week conclude with a series of guided visits to the Pacífico Engine Shed and Chamberí Station, which will take place on 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18 and 19 November. These visits will be arranged at three different times. For the Engine Shed, they will be as follows: Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For Chamberí Station, the times are Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Attendance and participation in the activities are free of charge. Science Week is held in the whole of the Community of Madrid and it is a scientific dissemination and public participation event organized by the Madri+d Foundation, which offers the public the chance to get closer knowledge of the latest advances in science.
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